[CT Birds] Birdcraft Insanity

Kathy Van Der Aue kathyvda at gmail.com
Tue May 17 12:53:56 EDT 2016


Shucks!  We are usually there banding on Tuesday but this morning we were
doing banding demos in Westport!  Grrr.


Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 12:34 PM, Alex Burdo via CTBirds <
ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> In the nearly ten years I have been birding the Birdcraft Sanctuary in
> Fairfield, this is the best morning I have ever had. Amazingly, it is also
> the first time I have hit twenty species of warbler in one morning at this
> location. I spent nearly five and a half hours there, and many warblers
> were singing even when I left (just arrived home to two singing
> Blackburnians!). Many birders visited throughout the morning, and I spent a
> good portion of my visit birding with James Purcell. Our highlights were:
>
> 1 Swainson's Thrush
> 1 Worm-eating Warbler
> 2 Cape May Warbler
> 3 Bay-breasted Warbler
> 7! Blackburnian Warbler
> 4 Blackpoll Warbler
> 6 Canada Warbler
> 2 Wilson's Warbler
> 1 Scarlet Tanager
>
> Our full list can be found here:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29733585
>
> Not bad for a such a small patch!
>
> Alex Burdo
> Fairfield
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